Thursday, June 19, 2014

Waking Times

Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often.
The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.
Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path.
Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem
from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.
Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others
to make your path for you. It is your road, and
yours alone. Others may walk it with you,
but no one can walk it for you.
Treat the guests in your home with much consideration.
Serve them the best food, give them the best
bed and treat them with respect and honor.
Do not take what is not yours whether from
a person, a community,the wilderness or from a
culture. It was not earned nor given. It is not yours.
Respect all things that are placed upon
this earth – whether it be people or plant.
Honor other people’s thoughts, wishes and words.
Never interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them.
Allow each person the right to personal expression.
Never speak of others in a bad way. The negative
energy that you put out into the universe
will multiply when it returns to you.
All persons make mistakes.
And all mistakes can be forgiven.
Bad thoughts cause illness of the mind,
body and spirit. Practice optimism.
Nature is not FOR us, it is a PART of us.
They are part of your worldly family.
Children are the seeds of our future. Plant
love in their hearts and water them with
wisdom and life’s lessons. When they
are grown, give them space to grow.
Avoid hurting the hearts of others.
The poison of your pain will return to you.
Be truthful at all times. Honesty is the
test of one’s will within this universe.
Keep yourself balanced. Your Mental self, Spiritual
self, Emotional self, and Physical self – all need
to be strong, pure and healthy. Work out
the body to strengthen the mind. Grow
rich in spirit to cure emotional ails.
Make conscious decisions as to who
you will be and how you will react. Be
responsible for your own actions.
Respect the privacy and personal space of
others. Do not touch the personal property of
others – especially sacred and religious
objects. This is forbidden.
Be true to yourself first. You cannot
nurture and help others if you cannot
nurture and help yourself first.
Respect others religious beliefs.
Do not force your belief on others.
Share your good fortune with others.
Participate in charity.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tumbling Into the Heart

Spiritual teachers argue over 
whether or not there is a self, 
and debate the illusion of free will. 
Spiritual seekers argue over 
whether or not their teachers speak the truth. 
Believers try to prove their beliefs.
Atheists try to disprove the beliefs of believers.
Lovers try to prove their love to each other.
Dreamers try to hold their dreams.

We cling to the holy books for dear life.
We worship at the altar of concepts.

When will we wake up from our mass hypnosis,
our obsession with right and wrong, good and bad,
our fixation with words and their polar opposites,
and fall in love
with what is vibrantly alive
in ourselves and each other.

Let us meet in the world before words,
nothing to prove, nothing to defend.
Only life, naked and raw, electric.
Arms wide open
to what is, and what can be.

Self or no self,
God or no God,
the aware awareness awaring the consciously present witness of subjectively objective subjective Beingness prior to the emergence of ....

Ah, fuck it.

Finally awake to this living moment.
Out of the head.
Tumbling into the heart.

All the words crumble.

- Jeff Foster

Illusion of Separation

Advocates of quantum biology such as Deepak Chopra point to the similarities between phenomena in quantum physics and biology: It can be said that the cells in your body are doing the same thing, communicating on a non-local level.

What is this “non-local” level of you and of the universe?

Well, it is consciousness. Your sense of self and continuity of experience is not contained within anything in your brain or body in any physical way, the cells of your body die and all the material that makes the physical you is replaced continuously throughout your life. It is consciousness that remains and gives you this experience.   
What is becoming clear is what we experience as separate things is actually an illusion. Since there is only a fundamental unity then the idea that you are somehow separate from the outside environment begins to fade.  The earth in which you live, is you, you are the earth and everything within it.  You are the universe, everything it takes to make a universe is contained within all of us. Remember, consciousness has no boundaries, the only limits to your consciousness, is your imagination.